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Represented the New Orleans Saints and related entities in connection with the team's leases for the Mercedes Benz Superdome, the Saints' suburban training facility and the acquisition and redevelopment of a mixed-use office and retail project adjacent to the Mercedes Benz Superdome.

Represented local developer in the acquisition and financing of the Windsor Court Hotel.

Represented the seller in the negotiation and sale of a barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico to a national conservation organization.

Represented a casino operator in real estate acquisition, financing, land use, construction and development of riverboat casino and related properties throughout Louisiana, including Baton Rouge, Lake Charles, Bossier City and Harvey.

Represented the developer of the Loews New Orleans Hotel in acquisition, zoning, land use, development, construction and financing.

Represented the developer of the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel in New Orleans in acquisition, development and financing.

Represented the developer in land acquisition, including acquisitions from multiple public agencies, rezoning, resubdivision, financing and long term ground leasing of the site to a major national retailer.

Represented the owner of the House of Blues building in the French Quarter in acquisition, permitting, leasing and development.

Represented the developer of retail stores throughout Louisiana in land acquisition, development, construction and financing.

Professional & Civic Activities

Professional and Civic Activities

Michael was law clerk to the Honorable Walter Marcus of the Louisiana Supreme Court in 1983-84.  He is a Board Member and Treasurer of the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans.  He is also a member of the American and Louisiana State Bar Associations and the International Council of Shopping Centers.  Michael has frequently spoken on real estate topics, including an interview on WDSU - TV in New Orleans and seminars conducted by the Louisiana State Bar Association and the LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center Institute on Real Estate.

Honors & Awards

Honors & Awards

Michael has been named to The Best Lawyers in America in the fields of real estate law and construction law and to Louisiana Super Lawyers.  Chambers and Partners identified Michael as one of the leading lawyers in the field of real estate in its Chambers USA, Client's Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business.  In 2011 and 2014, he was a New Orleans CityBusiness Leadership in Law honoree.  He has also been recognized as a Top Lawyer by New Orleans magazine. 

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Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana


Tulane University Law School, magna cum laude, J.D., 1983

  • Order of the Coif
  • Member, Tulane Law Review, 1982-83

Stanford University, B.A. in Political Science, 1980

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